You have to get serious about your spiritual development and health. And by serious I don’t mean work hard at it, I mean start enjoying the act of living. Get serious about life itself. You already vainly wrestle the layer of language around you that creates your ego. Don’t add another layer with technology. Don’t get lost inside of it and lose track of what your life truly is.
You can have experiences in life, or you can be present for experiences. You can sit and involve yourself in a concert, or you can invest yourself in recording it with your phone. Because where you are is where your consciousness is focused. So focus it with intention. Focus it with the intention to manifest rewarding experiences. But to accept the universe’s rewards you must first open your arms by setting down your distractions. It is possible to focus on a fly buzzing about in a beautiful cathedral filled with the music of a talented choir.
The world is changing. You can feel the strange undertow that technology has created. If we’re not careful, the medium will shape the user into a creature unequipped to actually have rewarding human relationships.
Don’t spend your time like this. This is a very, very good short film by Charlene deGuzman. It says a lot in only a couple of minutes and it is definitely worth your time. And just think of the irony if you watch it on your phone. 🙂
Have a wonderful weekend paying lots of attention to the people around you. 😉
Scott McPherson is an Edmonton-based writer, public speaker, and mindfulness facilitator who works with individuals, companies and non-profit organizations locally and around the world.
A serious childhood brain injury lead Scott to spend his entire life meditating on the concepts of thought, consciousness, reality and identity. It made others as strange to him as he was to them. When he realized people were confused by their own over-thinking, Scott began teaching others to understand reality. He is currently CBC Radio Active’s Wellness Columnist, as well as a writer, speaker and mindfulness instructor based in Edmonton, AB where he still finds it strange to write about himself in the third person.